Conference On National Affairs (CONA): Twenty outstanding delegates are selected to attend this conference and debate with their peers at the Blue Ridge Assembly in North Carolina.
National Youth Governors Conference: The elected statewide Youth Governor of Tennessee may attend this prestigious conference in Washington, D.C., meeting with U.S. senators and representatives to exchange ideas and concerns.
Service Learning: Each school delegation is asked to participate in a community service learning project of their choice. The YMCA acknowledges the importance of servant leadership and the physical expression of the YMCA’s character development values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Volunteer: Each participant is offered the opportunity to volunteer to lead the YIG trainings, act as chairperson or officer at the conferences, mentor the middle school YIG programs and speak to the community about the YIG experience.